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Food Industry: using Covid-19 as an excuse to stop using Fairtrade produce

Please read about the plight of Fairtrade  farmers: “After a decade of sourcing cocoa and sugar for KitKat in the UK and Ireland, Nestlé have informed Fairtrade they no longer plan to buy Fairtrade cocoa and sugar from some of … Continue reading

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Meat Processing Plants: Covid 19

As we all now know, if we didn’t before, meat is processed by workers who are forced to operate in close proximity. As a result many have succumbed to Covid 19. “Latino communities and all communities of color in the … Continue reading

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The Food Industry and Covid 19

The Coronoravirus epidemic has highlighted many inequalities in society – the poorest are hit hardest by the consequences of the disease.  I will add to this blog as I research it, but do not want to delay its publication as … Continue reading

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Christopher Columbus Statues 

This image taken 2019. A long running sore. Now many voices call for such symbols to no longer affront the daily lives of those whose ancestors helped build America (and previous empires of the world) with their suffering. Now statues … Continue reading

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Today’s Hunter Gatherers of Latin America and Africa: part 2

“The Yungas (Aymara yunka warm or temperate Andes or earth, Quechua language meaning yunka warm area on the slopes of the Andes) is a narrow band of forest along the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains from Peru, Bolivia, and … Continue reading

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Arsenic contamination of groundwater, focussing mostly on Argentina and Chile

During the 130 million years that the South American continent was moving away from Africa, pushed by the continual movement of tectonic plate action, a number of extreme events occurred to the Earth’s crust. The landmass was ever changing, and … Continue reading

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Cowed by climate change 

Image of map of Peru In March 2017, Reuters reported ‘Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen’ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-floods-idUSKBN16O2V5 In the article it also says,”While precipitation in Peru has not exceeded the powerful El Nino of 1998, … Continue reading

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